Theodore Dreiser’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 27, 1871

Death Date

Dec 28, 1945

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure

Place of Death

Dec 28, 1945



The novelist Theodore Dreiser died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American fiction author and journalist who belonged to the naturalist school, he is best known for works such as An American Tragedy (1925) and Sister Carrie (1900). A political activist and prominent socialist, he also wrote several politically-themed non-fiction works, including Dreiser Looks at Russia (1928) and America Is Worth Saving (1941).

He was one of ten children born to an impoverished family in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1898, he married Sara White.



I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.


Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.


Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely.


Nothing is proved, all is permitted.


Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives’ tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.